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Mau NaekMan's Hip Cloth
Mau naek is a man’s hip cloth which traditionally had ikat motif in the center field. The weavers of Amanuban have a wide range of textiles with various techniques including ikat, supplementary warp wrap called buna and supplementary warp patterning called sotis.
There are also a few remote areas that are able to weave a kelim pattern locally called naisa. Traditionally, a textile with sotis would only be worn by someone of nobility. The supplementary motif on this textiles is called beb nise and refers to a centipede.
Floating warp patterning, three panels sewn together with twined fringes, handspun cotton, natural dyes. Dyed and woven by Tae Matani Kelompok in Timor, 2019.
210 x 112 cm / 82.5 x 44 in